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Friday, May 4, 2012

Habs News, World Championships, Kings, Devils and More

French Players
Good morning Hab fans!

As if we did not already have enough hockey to digest, what with both NHL and CHL playoffs in full swing, the IIHF World Championship gets underway today from Stockholm and Helsinki.

In fact, at the time of this writing, Max Pacioretty and his American teammates crushed the French national team 7-2. Pacioretty had a goal and two assists in the game.

There are three other Habs in the tournament. Tomas Plekanec is representing the Czech Republic, Lars Eller is lining up with Denmark and Alexei Emelin is yet again on the Russian squad.

P.K Subban was a member of Team Canada, but an injury is preventing him from competing in the event. Injuries also prevented Swiss standouts Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber from representing their country.

Petteri Nokkelainen was on Team Finland's camp roster, but he did not make the cut. Shocking, I know.

Will you be watching the annual tournament?

Habs News

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HabsWorld.net - 2012 World Championships StatTracker

La Presse - Des fleurs pour le nouveau DG

La Presse - Le meilleur, «that's it, that's all!»

Hockey News

IIHF - U.S. opener: French toast

The Hockey News - Clutch Kovalchuk leading quick Devils; Brian Elliott falling apart

The Hockey News - Ryan Kennedy: Flames shouldn't expect much from Roman Cervenka

TSN - Fraser: Breaking down interference calls on shoot-ins

TSN - Report: Coyotes closer to staying in Phoenix

TSN - Cullen: Kings in charge; Devils snatch OT win

TSN - McKenzie: Brown, Kings playing well and frustrating Blues

USA Today - Kings dispatch Blues, now on brink of series sweep

USA Today - Ponikarovsky's OT goal delivers Devils to Game 3 win

USA Today - Sizing up USA's medal chances at worlds


(Photo: AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/GettyImages)

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